Product Spotlight: #NOFILTER Active Enzyme Peel

An enzyme peel is a blend of natural fruit ingredients known to be one of the gentlest methods of chemical exfoliation. Topical active enzymes are known to exfoliate the skin effectively without irritation, refine the skin's tone, assist with hyperpigmentation, and infuse the skin with active vitamins. The enzymes found in skincare are great to help breakdown dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and thus reveal a more vibrant complexion and better product penetration. 

Enzyme exfoliants do not contain acids, which means they leave the skin pH balanced. Our private label active enzyme product line features active enzyme cultures sourced from fermented pomegranate enzymes. Due to the fermentation process, all of the pomegranate's active compounds are available to your skin, making it both a gentle exfoliant and anti-aging ingredient all in one. These private label product formulations emulate an unparalleled standard of quality that will bring awareness and appreciation to your private label skincare brand and business.

What skin types benefit from the addition of active enzymes in their skin care practices?

First and foremost, we must understand the natural ingredient, what it does, and how it benefits the skin. Active enzymes in skincare can commonly be found in pumpkins, pineapple, and pomegranate, just to name a few. "Enzymes work by penetrating the upper layers of the tissue, cleansing pores and improving skin texture, tone, and elasticity," says RainShadow s Licensed Esthetician. This practice of exfoliation is impactful on the stimulation of new cell growth and accelerates the natural exfoliating process. 

Active enzymes work to gently yet efficiently exfoliate dead skin cells by a chemical exfoliant technique versus the common physical exfoliation or manual exfoliation process (scrubs, derma-planing, microdermabrasion.) Adding an enzyme-based product into your daily skincare ritual is known to provide many beneficial properties to the skin with consistent use. With the addition of enzymes in skincare practices, it's known to refine the skin's tone and texture, brighten dull complexions, and provide many age-defying benefits (yes, please!)

Who needs enzyme exfoliation?

Enzymes may benefit all skin types and especially for those looking to promote a de-congested complexion, brighten and even the skin, improve product penetration, and smooth the appearance of uneven skin tone and texture.

How do I apply enzyme peels in my skincare routine? 

Considering all we put our skin through, from the sun to stress, we all could use a bit of a reset. Almost all skin types can receive a peel. First, we recommend starting with the double cleanse method. This method involves thoroughly washing your face with two cleansers, the first with an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup and the second cleanser to remove excess oil and treat impurities. Next up, it's peel time! Apply your enzyme peel evenly on the face and bring it down to the neck. Leave on for 5-30 minutes depending on desired results (sensitive skin types may want to leave it on for 5-10 minutes.) Gently rinse off with water and apply toner, serum, moisturizer, and lock it all in with a facial oil. 

Will an enzyme peel dry out my skin?

Our private label Active Enzyme Peel (NFEP) uses active ingredients such as pomegranate enzymes that aid in exfoliation. It also contains Panthenol, MSM, papaya seed oil, and lime hydrosol that soothe, tighten, and hydrate the skin. The skin's epidermis (outermost layer of skin) contains lots of dead skin cells that make it appear dull and textured at times - proper exfoliation may assist with this; using our private label Active Enzyme Peel (NFEP) exfoliant would be a great place to start. Chemical peels are known to dry out the skin, but enzyme exfoliants are hydrating. Hydrating the skin after any peel is great since products are known to better penetrate in the skin after the peel - a great choice would be a hyaluronic acid serum!

Is there aftercare or downtime after the use of an enzyme peel?

The great thing about enzyme peels is that they promote a healthy glow with minimal to no downtime. Being intentional about being in the sun is recommended, so wearing an SPF 30 or higher will help prevent the new skin from further sun damage. It's vital to educate your clients on proper aftercare and to leave them feeling educated about a product they are using on their skin. 

Hopefully, now you are feeling educated and empowered about enzymatic peels and feel safe about using them on clients in the treatment room and in your private label product line. Remember that they work gently, yet are highly effective, do not disrupt the skin's pH levels, and work well on all skin types. Say goodbye to dull and congested complexions with our #NoFilter Enzyme Peel Line! 

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